20 World’s Best Museums You Can Now Visit Online

British Museum is famous for its permanent collection of some eight million works, which is among the largest and most comprehensive in the world, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire. It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present days. Interestingly enough, it was the first public national museum in the world. Now British Museum offers online tours on the website, as well as on its YouTube-channel.

Uffizi Gallery is one of the most important and the most visited Italian museums, it is also one of the largest and best known in the world for its collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance. A truly breathtaking collection is now available online so you can enjoy thousands of paintings from medieval to modern art, antique sculptures, miniatures and much more!

Washington DC: National Gallery of Art offers audio guides and lectures available on the official website. National Gallery of Art is in the top ten most visited art museums in the world and is recognized for one of the richest art collections. The exhibition consists of works of European and American masters. The masterpieces of the collection include works by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, as well as the works of Picasso, Matisse, Pollock, Warhol, Liechtenstein and Calder.

Musée du Louvre offers tours of its Egyptian antiquities collection and the recently restored Galerie d’Apollon. The Louvre collection comprises 300,000 exhibits, including various masterpieces from different civilizations, cultures and eras.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers its Rembrandt and Portraiture in Amsterdam, 1590-1670 collection online. Along with the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Art Center, Thyssen-Bornemisza forms part of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Arts. The collection includes world-renowned artists of the Renaissance and Baroque, including Piero Della Francesca, Giambattista Pittoni, Rafael, Titian, Rubens, paintings by the Impressionists and post-Impressionists, including Monet, Van Gogh, Auguste, as well as works by Picasso and Mondrian.

The Vatican Museums display works from the immense collection amassed by the Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. Now the museums offer 360-degree tours of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms and more!

The Pushkin Museum in Moscow offers short videos and interviews with directors of leading museums of the world, as well as online courses on the history of art. Tours of the main hall and the Art Gallery of Europe and America are also available. The holdings of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts currently include around 700,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, applied works, photographs, and archaeological and animalistic objects.

The Hermitage offers online tours of the main museum complex, which contains more than three million works of art. A 5-hour film shot in 4K in one take on the iPhone 11 Pro is also available online. Online visitors will be led through 45 rooms of the Hermitage and will be introduced to more than 500 masterpieces of world art. The museum has rich collections of paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgione, Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin, Veronese and more.

Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid opened online access to the rich collection. The Prado collection houses some of the most complete collections of works by Bosch, Velazquez, Goya, Murillo and El Greco.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers to explore the museum’s extensive collection virtually with six short videos on YouTube. The award-winning videos created using 360 ° technology invite viewers to immerse themselves in Met’s art and architecture in an exciting new way. The tours of the Medieval Gallery, the Egyptian Temple of Dendur, the Main Hall, Met Breuer, the Hall of Engelhardand many more are now available online. The museum houses more than two million exhibits – from Ancient Egypt and Antiquity to modern art.

Google’s Arts and Culture offers to view collections of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Tate Modern in London, and Musee d’Orsay in Paris and more. An online platform provides access to artwork in high-resolution, the app was first launched in 2011 and comprised 17 collections. Today, the Google project is a recognized multimedia leader that allows viewers to examine the masterpieces of world paintings in the smallest details.

The Tretyakov Gallery now offers online tours, as well as a series of lectures and online courses. The historical building of the gallery presents more than 1300 works of Russian painters of the 11th – early 20th centuries and hosts exhibitions of famous museums from around the world.

The incredible collection of the Russian Museum located in St. Petersburg is now available online. You can take a virtual tour of the museum, or visit the official YouTube-channel for lectures, conferences and workshops. The collection includes ancient Russian paintings and sculptures, numismatics and decorative art, photographs and prints, the work of great Russian artists such as Ivanov, Repin, Kustodiev, Aivazovsky, Levitan, Vasnetsov, Serov, Perov, Petrov-Vodkin, Roerich, Malevich and many others.

The Museum of Art History in Vienna (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) offers online access to tours of the exhibition. You can listen to over 40 lectures and interviews with curators and artists on the YouTube-channel. The Vienna Museum is renowned for its collection of striking artistic value, including works by Dutch, Italian, Flemish, German masters of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Masterpieces include paintings by Tintoretto, Raphael, Dürer, Rubens, Van Dyck, as well as the world’s largest collection of paintings by Brueghel.

The Museum of Modern Art MoMA in New York has opened online access to its collection of modern art. MoMA is one of the largest museums of contemporary art in the world, ranking third amongst most popular museums in the United States of America. The collection includes works by Rousseau, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Miro, Duchamp, Van Gogh, Malevich, Rothko, an extensive collection of paintings by Picasso and the most famous works of Andy Warhol.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York opened access to its online collection. Famous for a significant collection of works of famous masters around the world, paintings of abstract artists and avant-garde artists, as well as exhibitions dedicated to the art of entire civilizations. The permanent exhibition presents works by Kandinsky, Mondriani, Picasso, Chagall, Leger, Van Gogh and many others

Amazing Theater Museum of Salvador Dali (Teatre-Museu Dali) experience is now available online. Online users can take a tour of the famous halls of the museum and see the works of the surrealist artist. The largest and most diverse collection includes the famous creations, sculptures, collages, the Rainy Taxi, as well as works by other artists from the Dali collection from El Greco to Duchamp.

The Pergamon Museum in Berlin houses monumental buildings such as the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, the Market Gate of Miletus reconstructed from the ruins found in Anatolia, as well as the Mshatta Facade. The online collection is available for view via Google Arts&Culture.

The National Museum in Krakow (Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie) is available online on the official website or via Google Arts & Culture. The collection of the oldest museum in Poland contains historical canvases, works of modern Polish artists, prints, manuscripts, arts and crafts, numismatics and more. The central piece of the collection is the famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci “A Lady with an Ermine”.

The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest offers online excursions and online access to the rich collection of art. The main exposition comprises ancient sculptures, drawings, engravings, a rare collection of old masters, paintings of romanticism and impressionism, including works by Delacroix, Rodin, Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Bellini, Durer, Raphael, Titian, Brueghel.

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